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Learn more about ideas, approaches, and lessons learned across blended and personalized practices and schools.

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Today's One Thing for Teachers and Leaders: Starting Conversations About Racial Injustice in Schools

This special installment of Today's One Thing shares insights around having conversations in the classroom about racial injustice for both teachers and leaders.

Today's One Thing for Teachers: Summer Learning – How to Continue Engagement and Fill Gaps

This week’s edition of Today’s One Thing addresses how to keep students engaged with learning during the summer months.

Today's One Thing for Leaders: What's Next? Planning for Success When There Is No Plan

This installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders explores how education leaders can think about planning for the months ahead and the relaunch of learning in the fall.

Today’s One Thing for Teachers: Remote Family Engagement

This installment of Today’s One Thing addresses how to remotely engage families to support student development and outcomes.

Today’s One Thing for Leaders: Engaging and Supporting Families and Teachers Over the Summer

This installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders explores how leaders can support and engage families and teachers over the summer.

Today’s One Thing for Teachers: Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Setting

This installment of Today’s One Thing discusses how to implement social-emotional learning activities in a remote classroom setting.

Today’s One Thing for Leaders: Hiring Teachers in a Remote Setting, Part 2 – Teacher Onboarding

This installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders explores the process of onboarding new teachers in a remote environment.

Today’s One Thing for Teachers: Differentiating Instruction in a Virtual Setting

In this week’s installment of Today’s One Thing, we address how to differentiate instruction in a remote setting.

Today’s One Thing for Leaders: Hiring Teachers in a Remote Setting, Part 1 – Active Recruitment and Selection

This installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders explores the process of hiring teachers in a remote setting through active recruitment.

Today’s One Thing for Teachers: Assessing for Learning

This edition of Today’s One Thing for Teachers discusses different ways you can remotely assess learning to improve instruction.

Today’s One Thing for Leaders: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week from a Distance

This installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders explores ways to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in a remote learning environment.

Today’s One Thing for Teachers: Curating Content

In this installment of TLA’s Today’s One Thing, we look at how teachers can flip their already existing content and leverage Open Educational Resources (OER) to teach in their virtual classrooms.

Professional development strategies to support teachers during the shift to remote learning

This Insight shares useful professional development strategies that help PD providers support educators during the shift to remote learning spaces.

Today's One Thing for Leaders: Connecting Remotely

In this first installment of Today's One Thing for Leaders, we discuss how to meet the social needs of school teams and students in a remote environment.

Today's One Thing for Teachers: Setting Up Systems of Accountability

This installment of TLA’s Today’s One Thing addresses how to set up structures for student accountability by using student-driven trackers.

Today's One Thing for Teachers: Structures for Independent Student Work

This installment of TLA’s Today’s One Thing touches on how to help build structures to guide students to work effectively and independently from home.

Today's One Thing for Teachers: Building Connections

Today's One Thing is TLA's new series aimed at sharing concrete resources, ideas, tools, and best practices around one specific topic targeted towards helping educators and leaders solve their challenges around the recent shift to remote and online...

Leadership that Moves You Forward, Part III: Diving Deeper on Creating Culture for Change

This Insight, based off of research conducted by the Institute for Teaching and Leading, explores the actions of school and district leadership in terms of their impact on empowerment, self-efficacy, mindset, and motivation of the learning...

Leadership That Moves You Forward, Part II: Engagement, Collaboration, and Teambuilding

This Insight, based off of research conducted by the Institute for Teaching and Leading, explores the most impactful actions site-level leadership can use to effectively lead schools through engagement, collaboration, and teambuilding.

Leadership That Moves You Forward: Innovation, Vision, and Planning

To help understand how district and building-level administrators can successfully manage the change process when leading personalized learning initiatives, the Institute for Teaching and Leading (i4tl) conducted research looking at which actions by...

Prior Knowledge - Mental Hooks for Learning: IgnitED Research Insight

In this installment of IgnitED Research, a series that aims to build stronger connections between learning science and instructional practice, we look at prior knowledge and its uses in maximizing learning.

Learner-Led Classroom Management: IgnitED Research Insight

In this installment of IgnitED Research, a series that aims to build stronger connections between learning science and instructional practice, we look at classroom management and how to empower students to co-create and drive management processes.

Retrieval Practice - Power Tools for Instruction: IgnitED Research Insight

This installment of our series connecting learning science and instructional practice focuses on how retrieving information helps students learn.

Not All Feedback is Created Equal: IgnitED Research Insight

This installment of our series connecting learning science and instructional practice focuses on the evidence base about feedback, and how this evidence can be applied in your classroom.

The Myth of Learning Styles: IgnitED Research Insight

This first installment of our series connecting learning science and instructional practice focuses on the evidence base which shows learning styles do not exist, and how this evidence can be applied in your classroom.

Virtual Comparison Groups: Understanding What Worked, How, and Why

This Insight investigates the use of NWEA report data alongside a virtual comparison group to produce actionable insights when implementing blended learning.

Storytelling Built to Engage Community Stakeholders

Most schools and districts have a specific communications strategy built-in to their yearly calendar; however, many of these schools and districts need to work on the storytelling they use in order to leverage communication strategies more...

Measurement in Action: Using existing data and staff to measure personalized learning

We engaged in two researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) with Distinctive Schools, and Leadership Public Schools over one school year to help them determine how best to scale their personalized learning initiatives. Here are the lessons we...

Teachers Guild and TLA want to know: How do YOU personalize learning in your classroom?

Teachers Guild and The Learning Accelerator are joining forces for a personalized learning collaboration. As a kickoff, we asked educators to submit their favorite lessons or activities that they already use to personalize learning in their...

The "Why" and "How" of Mastery-Based Progression

As more and more educators across the country are moving towards blended learning, they are struggling with a very challenging question: how exactly do I make mastery-based progression happen in my classroom?

Learning Science and Personalization

Using how your students learn to drive your practices and personalize for students through self-reflection, empowering your learners, and allowing for multiple paths to mastery.

Creating Culture that Drives Personalization

Creating a classroom culture that personalizes learning for students is facilitated by teaching key skills and mindsets that students need to navigate their education.

Innovative Approaches to Mastery-Based Grading

Springpoint's paper, Inside Mastery Based High Schools: Profiles and Conversations, includes several innovative approaches to the challenge of mastery-based grading.

What Student Choice and Agency Actually Look Like

Snapshots from six schools using blended learning to put students in control. (Originally published in eSchoolNews on November 14, 2016)

Navigating Management Challenges

Find out how Relay GSE has approached management and classroom culture when implementing blended learning.

How Can I Learn More about This Site?

Watch these brief videos to discover the multiple features of the Blended & Personalized Learning Practices at Work site.

Shifting to self-directed learning: Setting a "default" mode

Blended and personalized learning models attempt to put students into greater control of their learning. Teachers need to build in explicit supports and structures to support students as they exercise greater choice and control. One structure we...

Step One: Craft a compelling why

Successful blended and personalized implementations have clear statements for why they are pursuing change through blended and personalized learning. They ground all of their work in this “why,” referring back to it again and again.